MESSY CHURCH: As part of Hope MK, a group of our young volunteers will be hosting Messy Church, at St Augustine’s Church, Heelands, MK13 7PL. On Monday 29th October to Thursday 1st November there will be an afternoon of fun activities which will include games, songs, paintings and other crafts between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. It is for primary school aged children, Reception to Year 6, accompanied by a parent. All children of the above age group are very welcome. See Poster on Noticeboard in Porch.
WINTER NIGHT SHELTER: The Winter Night Shelter opens in our Parish on Sunday 4 November for the beginning of the seventh year, providing food, shelter and companionship to some of the most vulnerable in society. This year we are lower than normal on volunteers, in particular we have fewer people available to cook and to cover the evening shift. If you would like to volunteer and are available from 17.30 – 22.00 for an evening shift or 19.00 – 20.30 and could cook for around 25 people you would be made most welcome for this most rewarding service. Please firstname.lastname@example.org see me after 10.30 Mass if you would like to find out more. John Fulton
MISSION SUNDAY: 20/21 October there will be a Second Collection.
RED BOXES – MISSIO APPEAL: New Red Boxes are now available, please collect from back of church. There are also Brown Envelopes for you to empty your red boxes in to if you have time, if not please leave your red boxes in the sacristy and I will pick them up. Many thanks to all who support this effort.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD –shoebox time: Yes it’s nearly that time of year again when we fill a shoebox with gifts to be sent as our Christmas present to some of the world’s most under privileged children. This year we can supply ready to use boxes for a small charge and save all that fiddly wrapping. All you have to do is fill them and return them. Get collecting now, boxes will be available soon. To remind you of what to collect, copies of last year’s leaflets are at the back of church.
CLUSTER JOURNEY IN FAITH 2018-19: Are you thinking about becoming a Catholic through Baptism or are you already a baptised Christian who is considering being received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church? The Journey in Faith programme will start in October. This course is also for Catholics who want to learn more about their faith or for adult Catholics who wish to be Confirmed. Please speak to one of the priests or contact the parish office if you are interested.
CHAVURAH: “The Torah for Dummies”. 17th November, 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm with option to attend Vespers. This will be an informal gathering at Turvey Abbey, Beds, MK43 8DE. All are welcome to this informal, yet informative gathering. Together, with the Association of Hebrew Catholics and Turvey monks, we aim to bring the deeper meaning of our faith, from our Jewish roots, back into our prayer lives, and perhaps experience actual customs such as Seder and how that can enrich the last Passover/last supper, etc. More than this, though, here is an opportunity to get deeper into faith, expression and for some of us wider knowledge and understanding about their own familial history. Accommodation for those coming from long distance. Contact Maria Booker for details, at Mariabookerltd@hotmail.co.uk, or Maria.email@example.com.
FOOD BANK ROTAS: New Food Bank Rotas are now available on the table at the back of the Church. Volunteer drivers please collect.
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